I had one simple response: "BANANAS!"
"Yes - - - exactly" he responded.
He must have seen the puzzled look on my face.
So he showed me:
And finally Julian - - - and Bogdan Yelcovich - - - got to the part about the bananas.
He pointed out the banana boats and dealers.
And the fellows who hauled the bananas away.
And finally I asked Bogdan "What does all this add up to?"
Of course he rattled his "Harper's Illustrated" and opened it up to page 382.
I was impressed. So we hopped a train to New Orleans, saw some really pretty girls, and got a ride back to New York on this banana boat.
Boy oh boy - - - Gunther was madder than a hobo without a can of beans.
We almost got fired. Thank God we left McFee behind to cover for us.
On the way home that night we met a street vendor singing a song.
Maybe you would like a Hollerith version of the song. It is an instrumental.